Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey on North Korea’s Rocket Launch
April 5, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday’s rocket launch by North Korea is another urgent reminder to Congress and the administration about the vital importance of funding our national security space and missile defense programs. North Korea joins Iran as an unfriendly nation developing intercontinental ballistic missiles and building a space program. Fully funding missile defense and space situational awareness programs are critical to keeping U.S. citizens, our troops, and our friends and allies safe.